South Africa Employed Persons  1973-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of employed persons in South Africa increased to 9797000 in the fourth quarter of 2017 from 9716000 in the third quarter of 2017. Employed Persons in South Africa averaged 6058411.93 from 1973 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 9797000 in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a record low of 3694977 in the first quarter of 1973.

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South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 26.70 26.70 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9797000.00 9716000.00 9797000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6000.00 5900.00 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.30 58.80 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 146.50 146.40 146.50 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 20004.00 19608.00 20004.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 17595.00 17023.00 17595.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 56.52 55.91 56.52 17.40 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 3950.00 4210.00 4210.00 3790.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 52.40 51.10 55.90 48.80 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 21300.00 20200.00 21300.00 18900.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 10300.00 10200.00 10300.00 9690.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 6460.00 6340.00 6460.00 6190.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 43.10 43.30 46.17 41.00 percent [+]


South Africa Employed Persons

In South Africa, employed persons refer to the number of people employed by the business, who received payment (in salaries; wages; commission, in addition to a retainer, salary or wage; piece rates; or payments in kind) for any part of the reference period. This excludes independent contractors and consultants; working proprietors; sole and joint owners; and employees paid on a commission basis where a retainer, salary or wage was not paid. Number of employees refers to the number of people employed at the end of the reference period. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Employed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Employed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9797000.00 9716000.00 9797000.00 3694977.00 1973 - 2017 Quarterly
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employed persons by Country
Country Last
Australia 12501.00 Apr/18
Brazil 90.58 Mar/18
Canada 18603.70 Apr/18
China 77640.00 Dec/17
Euro Area 156.65 Dec/17
France 27989.50 Dec/17
Germany 44609.00 Mar/18
India 29650.00 Dec/12
Indonesia 124538849.00 Dec/17
Italy 23134.14 Mar/18
Japan 66940.00 Mar/18
Mexico 52876916.00 Mar/18
Netherlands 8724.00 Apr/18
Russia 72.30 Mar/18
South Korea 26807.00 Apr/18
Spain 18874.20 Mar/18
Switzerland 5012.00 Dec/17
Turkey 28166.00 Feb/18
United Kingdom 32344.00 Feb/18
United States 155181.00 Apr/18


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